Famous Events on this Day in History, June 02:

455 - A D Gaiseric & the Vandals sacked Rome
575 - Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
657 - St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1129 - Fulco V's son Godfried marries king Henry I's daughter Mathildis
1615 - First RĂ©collet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
1619 - England & Netherlands signs treaty about business in the Indies
1625 - Prince Frederik Henry sworn in as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1627 - English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company
1633 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne
1676 - Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet
1697 - Monarch August van Saksen becomes Catholic
1746 - Russia & Austria sign agreements
1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
1774 - England passed Quartering Act, mandating Colonists must board English troops in their homes
1774 - Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters were not provided.
1780 - Anti Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
1780 - The Derby horse race is held for the first time.
1797 - 1st ascent of "Great Mountain" (4,622') in Adirondack NY (C Broadhead)
1834 - 5th national black convention meet (NYC)
1835 - P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US
1848 - The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
1851 - 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)
1855 - The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
1857 - James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
1858 - Donati Comet 1st seen named after it's discoverer
1862 - Gen Robert E Lee takes command of Confederate armies of E VA & NC
1862 - Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington DC
1863 - Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
1864 - Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2
1865 - At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept
1866 - Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces
1869 - Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cin Red Stockings)
1873 - Construction begins on Clay St (SF) for world's 1st cable railroad
1875 - James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US
1876 - Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
1881 - Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens
1882 - Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
1883 - 1st night baseball under lights, Ft Wayne Indiana
1883 - Chicago's "El" opens to traffic
1886 - Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
1896 - 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5
1896 - Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio
1899 - Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings
1901 - Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
1902 - 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon
1903 - Netherlands Korfball League forms
1903 - Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
1904 - Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
1908 - 33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4
1909 - 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan aboard Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6
1909 - Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1910 - 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
1910 - Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
1913 - 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dept of Labor-RR clerks
1913 - Demonstrations for general voting right in Neth
1914 - Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
1916 - German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux
1919 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)
1920 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)
1922 - Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
1924 - Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
1925 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak
1928 - Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
1930 - Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
1932 - Franz von Papen "Cabinet of the Baron" premieres
1933 - FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
1933 - WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air
1935 - Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
1936 - Gen Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
1940 - Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
1942 - Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator
1943 - 99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)
1943 - German assault on Sebastopol Krim, begins
1944 - Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery dine in Portsmouth
1944 - Judendurchgangslager Vught disbands
1946 - Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
1947 - "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
1947 - Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
1949 - Transjordan renamed Jordan
1950 - ST Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Wash Senators
1951 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
1952 - 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
1952 - Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette
1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey
1954 - John Costello (Cons) becomes premier of Ireland
1955 - The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
1956 - Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow
1957 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1957 - US TV interviews Khrushchev
1958 - Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
1958 - Brooks Robinson, hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays
1958 - Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
1959 - Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," SF
1960 - Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)
1962 - 32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1964 - "Follies Bergere" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
1964 - Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
1964 - Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass
1965 - 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)
1966 - US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
1967 - Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston
1968 - Canadians must get govt permission to export silver
1968 - WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast
1969 - Australian aircraft carrier "Melbourne" slices US destroyer "Frank E Evans" in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
1969 - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1971 - Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1
1973 - "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
1974 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
1974 - Mali adopts constitution
1974 - Malta's constitution goes into effect
1975 - 1st time snow fell in London in June
1975 - James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)
1975 - VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
1976 - East-Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation through Indonesia
1977 - NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
1979 - John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
1979 - NASA launches space vehicle S-198
1979 - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1980 - "Your Arm's Too Short to Box..." opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 perfs
1981 - Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
1982 - "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
1983 - 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," released in Germany
1983 - Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
1984 - "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
1984 - Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
1984 - Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
1985 - 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1985 - 39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win
1985 - Andreas Papandreous PASOK-party wins election in Greece
1985 - RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco
1986 - NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
1986 - Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
1987 - Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1
1988 - 61st Natl Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
1988 - Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile
1989 - "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams, premieres
1989 - 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
1989 - Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
1989 - Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith
1989 - 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1990 - "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
1990 - Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
1991 - 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win
1991 - 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1991 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1991 - Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
1991 - Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
1992 - Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery
1992 - Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows & Light"
1994 - 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
1994 - Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
1994 - Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
1994 - Sharon Stone files $12m suit against her jeweler
1995 - John Valentin hits 3 HRs
1996 - 50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win
1996 - 51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1996 - 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
1997 - Albert Belle's Chic White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
1997 - Liberals beat Conservatives in France
1997 - Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Okla City bombing, killing 168
1998 - The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.
1999 - The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
2003 - Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.
2004 - Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.
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